Saturday June 11
AMSTON LAKE COMMUNITY TAG AND CRAFT SALE ON THE GREEN
The Amston Lake Association will host a community tag and craft sale Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the green across from Main Beach. Proceeds to benefit Amston Lake community events, kids’ events, and clubhouse maintenance. Amston Lake Association members are $5 per space; non-members, $10 per space. Contact Lynn at (860) 841-1116. Rain date is June 12.
ST. PETER’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH TO HOST TAG SALE
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 30 Church St. (Route 85), Hebron, will hold a huge tag sale from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Info: (860) 228-3244 or visit the church web site at www.StPetersHebron.com.
THRIFT SHOP AND KID’S BOUTIQUE
The Thrift Shop and Kid’s Boutique is open Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon at the First Congregational Church on 199 Valley St., Willimantic. New items every week and spring items have arrived. The shops will be closed Saturday, July 2, for the holiday weekends. Info: (860) 423-6827 or visit www.churchw.org.
BIGG PLAY TAG SALE
BIGG Play will hold a tag sale on Jillson Square, Willimantic, from 9 a. m. to 1 p. m. 20 families will be participating.
TAG SALE – WILLIMANTIC
The McSweeney Regional Senior Center, 47 Crescent St., Willimantic, will be holding a tag sale from 9 a. m. to 3 p. m.
STATE’S ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE DAY
The Prudence Crandall Museum, 1 South Canterbury, Route 14 and 169, Canterbury, welcomes all visitors free to this year’s Open House Day, from 10 a. m. to 4 p. m. Open House Day is an annual event where cultural organizations and tourism attractions throughout the state open their doors inviting the public to discover and rediscover Connecticut’s fascinating world of art, history, film and tourism. Info: (860) 546-7800 or go to www.ctvisit.com.
COMMUNITY BIKE SAFETY FAIR
The Hebron Lions Club will be hosting a Community Bike Safety Fair at the Hebron Lions Fairground, Route 85, Hebron from 10 a. m. to 2 p. m. The fair will include bicycle safety lessons, bicycle maintenance demonstrations, seat and handlebar alignment, bicycle exhibits, skill events, and competitions. The first 150 children who attend the fair will receive a token for a free gift that will be distributed at the end of the event. Free admission, rain or shine.
ONE-ROOM GREEN DISTRICT SCHOOL OPEN
On Open House Day, art galleries, museums, theaters, historic properties, tourism attractions and other key sites throughout Connecticut open their doors. From 10 a. m. to 3 p. m., the one-room Green District School in Canterbury will be open. It is located adjacent to the First Congregational Church, Library Road, Canterbury Green, on Route 169 (South Canterbury Road) just south of the intersection with Route 14. Free admission.
REVOLUTIONARY WAR RE-ENACTORS – LEBANON
Members of the 6th Connecticut Regiment and several French cavalrymen and their horses will visit the Jonathan Trumbull Jr. House, 780 Trumbull Highway, Lebanon, and set up a demonstration camp on the lawn from noon to 4 p.m. They will be joined by a female apothecary who will have herbs and plants used for colonial medicines on display. The event is part of Connecticut Open House Day and admission is free. Info: (860) 642- 7987.
STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE SUPPER AND AUCTION
The First Baptist Church of Mansfield, 945 Storrs Road, Route 195, Mansfield will host a public strawberry shortcake supper and silent auction. Seatings are at 5 and 6:30 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults, $6 children 6-12 years old. Supper and auction proceeds will benefit the “Raise the Roof Fund” to replace the wooden shingles on this historic church. Info: (860) 429- 6043 or visit www.fbcmansfieldct.com.
EASTFORD HERITAGE DAY CHICKEN BARBECUE
Eastford Elementary School will host the Eastford Heritage Day chicken barbecue at 6 p.m. $10/dinner. For tickets John Paquin (860) 974-0256 or Jeannine Spink (860) 974-1678. Proceeds to benefit the Eastford Independent Fire Company.
‘THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST’
The Windham Theatre Guild ends its 2010-11 season “The Importance of Being Earnest,” opening at the Burton Leavitt Theatre, 779 Main St., Willimantic at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 adults, $12 students and seniors (60 plus), $10 for University of Connecticut/Eastern Connecticut State University/Quinebaug Valley Community College students and $8 for children under 12. Reservations by calling (860) 423-2245 or by visiting www.windhamtheatreguild.org. Tickets will also be available at the door.
GOLF TOURNAMENT – COVENTRY/ HEBRON
The Coventry Early Childhood Center will hold its annual golf tournament at the Blackledge Country Club, Hebron. Players and sponsors needed. All proceeds will benefit the center. Info: (860) 742- 5859 or www.scrambleforourschool.com.
Sunday June 12
WAIM’S ANNUAL FLEA MARKET FUNDRAISER
Mansfield Marketplace at the Drive-In will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proceeds will go directly to help support Windham Area Interfaith Ministry’s work in the community. Info: Neenah at WAIM at (860) 456- 7270, ext. 13.
CHAMBER CHICKEN WING CHALLENGE
The Windham Region Chamber of Commerce’s ‘Chicken Wing Challenge’ will allow participants to taste specialty chicken wings from six local restaurants and judge who has the best wings in the region.
Restaurants are Willington Pizza Too, Lucky Frog, Sneakers Sports Bar, American Eagle Saloon & Café, Fred’s Brickhouse Pizza and That Breakfast Place. (Locations subject to change). Registration 9:30 to 11 a.m. at TSI Harley Davidson. Cost is $20 for a single rider, $30 with passenger. Ends at the Bach Dor with a roast beef dinner. Register early and get a free raffle ticket. Info: ( 860) 423- 6389 or www.WindhamChamber.com.
ASHFORD FARMERS MARKET
The Ashford Farmers Market is held at Pompey Hollow Park, off Route 44 across from the Town Hall. The market will run every Sunday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. through October. Info: e-mail Loretta firstname.lastname@example.org.
REVOLUTION CANNONS AND CALVARY AT HALE
“Revolution! Cannons & Calvary at the Nathan Hale Homestead” will featuring Sheldon’s Horse, Second Continental Light Dragoons and other re-enactment artillery and infantry groups at 3 p.m. skirmish, artisans, crafts and more. Event starts at 10:30 a.m. Adults $5, children free. Nathan Hale Homestead is at 2299 South St., Coventry. Info: (860) 742-6917 or visitctlandmarks.org.
CHICKEN BARBECUE – BROOKLYN
Moriah Lodge No. 15, 220 Providence Road, Brooklyn, will host a chicken barbecue from noon to 2 p.m. Cost is $10/person. Help support “Children First, Brooklyn.” Open house at the lodge is from noon to 3 p.m.
19TH CENTURY NATURE WALK
A nature walk will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. at the James L. Goodwin Forest Conservation Education Center off Route 6, 23 Potter Road, Hampton. Program will introduce a new outdoor program series called “The Victorian Naturalist.” This nature walk series will revisit the “country outings” that were so popular during Victorian times. Participants may wish to wear their tweeds, skirts and hobnail boots. Info: (860) 455-9534 or email@example.com.
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